2018 Alta Winery 'Oso Malo' Napa Valley, California Cabernet Sauvignon
A blockbuster Cabernet from the Napa Valley, from its engaging aroma to its complex flavor spectrum to its long finish.
Country: United States
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
About This Wine:
That mission: to handcraft wines that exceed expectations. With the belief that all great vines begin in the vineyard, there was an instant love affair with what became known as Alta Vineyard, a site spanning 90-plus acres high atop the Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak.
With a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to sustainable practices, Alta is able to grow grapes of the highest quality possible. During the growing season and in the winemaking process, there is as little intervention as possible. Thanks to meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, Alta wines express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley’s soils and climate.
Alta’s first release comprised 220 cases of 2009 “Oso Malo” Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was released in the fall of 2011 and quickly sold out. Nine vintages later, the “Oso Malo” is still going strong — a benchmark of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.